Panny PT-AE300 Fault - can Calibos help ?

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  1. Gotan

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    Hi all,

    I've recently replaced my old Panny PT-AE300 with a PT-AE900. I am keen to "flog" my old projector however it has some VERY bad colour issues which appear to be only on the blue panel (and thus when mixed to display white).

    See below

    http://www.cyberdyne.eclipse.co.uk/red.jpg

    http://www.cyberdyne.eclipse.co.uk/green.jpg

    http://www.cyberdyne.eclipse.co.uk/blue.jpg

    http://www.cyberdyne.eclipse.co.uk/white.jpg

    I've followed the cleaning advice outlined by a fellow user, Calibos, but unfortunately this didn't seem to resolve the problem.

    Now, if either Calibos or any other fellow PT-AE300 owner has seen/resolved this fault then any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

    I've read somewhere that it could simply be a case of replacing a polerizer which should be a relatively cheap job (I think), other than that a local repair centre has quoted me a cost of around £1000 to replace the LCD block. Obviously the latter being completely out of the question.

    If I can repair the PT-AE300 for a small amount I'm prepared to do it, other than that I'll probably list the item as faulty and good for spares on eBay.

    Thanks in advance all !


    Gotan
     
  2. theritz

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    It looks very like the blue polariser - particularly comparing the pattern on your all-blue screen with the all-white. I had a similar issue with an AE100, although not as sever as the pictures you posted and changing the blue polariser fixed it completely.

    Afaik, Calibos replaced the polariser in his AE300, you could try dropping him a PM, he might have useful information for you. I reckon a blue polariser shouldn't cost you more than £90-ish, and 15 minutes to replace.

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  3. Gotan

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    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the reply, I agree .... when you flip from blue to white the colour problem pattern matches perfectly.

    I'm hoping that by replacing the blue polerizer I can greatly improve/fix the problem, my only concern is doing the work, I'm not sure I have "the skills" ... :rolleyes:

    Where did you purchase your replacement part from Sean, if you remember that would be useful :D

    I did post Calibos as PM but as yet not heard from him, I'm hoping that he can confirm the fault.

    Thanks once again for your assistance

    Cheers

    DAZ
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